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Meet The International Rescue Team In These Thunderbirds Are Go! Videos

ITV and Pukeko Pictures are remaking Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s classic sci-fi adventure Thunderbirds, replacing the marionettes with a mixture of practical and digital special effects. Now they’ve released a series of videos introducing the heroes, including the five Tracy brothers and their new pal Kayo.

Wherever disaster strikes, and no one else can help, the team from International Rescue will be there. Departing from their secret base on Tracy Island, the highly trained squad covers the whole world, and beyond. Each one of these videos is a kind of calling card for the core members of the crew, like this first one for Scott Tracy. The clips also give a brief nugget of information about each character, and introduce the various ships that they pilot into action.

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This Is The Holdup With Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Movie

neill-blomkamp-was-developing-an-alien-film-and-heres-some-concept-art-1-578x578Early this year, Neill Blomkamp released a bunch of concept art for an Alien movie he had been working on. It looked crazy awesome, and the idea of the visionary director of District 9 and Elysium delving into that particular universe sounded incredible. But it was unclear if it was something he was doing for fun, or if it was an actual project that was in the works but petered out. We’ve now learned the real deal, and the truth is that the only thing standing between us and Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie is actually Neill Blomkamp himself.

His latest, the allegorical robot adventure Chappie (which looks like the bastard child of RoboCop and Short Circuit, and I mean that in the best possible way), comes out in a few weeks and he’s been hitting the promotional circuit hard. Talking to Uproxx, the director shed some light on his Alien endeavor.

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5 Underappreciated Time Travel Movies To Watch After Predestination

predestinationThe Spierig Brothers’ time travel thriller Predestination hits theaters at the end of this week (we’ll have a full review to accompany the release). While we hope many of you go see it, as it’s totally worth a few hours of your life, we think that a lot of people may sit this one out. After all, January can be a rough month at the theater, quality wise. Though the film is being marketed as a time-hopping crime story in the vein of Minority Report and TimeCop, that’s not what you’re going to see. Deliberately paced, continually shifting perspectives, and inherently weird, Predestination feels like a movie that the distributor has no idea how to sell, and as a result we’re afraid that this will fall into a category of films that, while excellent, are totally underappreciated. And in that spirit, we’d like to take the opportunity to explore some of our favorite under-the-radar time travel movies.

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Watch John McClane Battle Aliens And Predators In This Incredible Fan Video

We just survived Christmas, and I know there are a lot of us out there who consider Die Hard to be the best holiday movie ever made. Facing off against Hans Gruber and his gang of international mercenaries is harrowing indeed, but this new video that appeared at the end of last year imagines Bruce Willis’ John McClane tangling with two even more vicious foes, Predator and the Xenomorph’s from Alien. And with no further ado, here is Die Hard: Alien vs. Predator.

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Check Out These Incredible Alien Posters From Poster Posse

AlienWell, the Poster Posse is back and at it again. Ridley Scott’s Alien is one of the most terrifying films ever made, creating a near perfect blend of horror and science fiction that is a huge part of why it still holds up after all these years. There are a lot of movies from 1979 that we aren’t celebrating, or that we don’t even remember, but this year has certainly been full of people paying homage to the 35th anniversary of one of their favorite films. And the international poster crew is no different, only their commemoration is much prettier than ours, which primarily includes sitting on the couch in the dark and watching Alien repeatedly. Not to imply that’s bad, just somewhat less artistic on our part.

The artist collective took Alien’s milestone as an opportunity to create a three phase art project that celebrates what has become common knowledge at this point, the fact that in space, no one can hear you scream. This is just a smattering of the selections (check out Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 here for even more striking work), but it gives you an idea of the variety of approaches and talent they’re working with.

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The Visit Trailer Presents A Wholly Unique Take On The Alien Invasion

Science fiction isn’t always the first thing that springs to mind when you think of the Sundance Film Festival, but mixed in the indie coming of age dramedies and non-mainstream fare, there’s always at least a couple of interesting genre offerings, like The Signal and I Origins last year. For instance, in 2015 the adaptation of the post-apocalyptic novel Z for Zachariah will have it’s premiere in Park City. Michael Madsen’s—not the Michael Madsen you know from Quentin Tarantino movies—sort of alien invasion documentary, The Visit, will also debut at the fest, and has dropped this tense new trailer.

The speculative documentary approach makes sense for Madsen, who is primarily known for his nonfiction work like Into Eternity: A Film from the Future and The Average of the Average. From what we gather, this isn’t quite fiction but isn’t quite documentary, toeing the line between the two, presenting the idea of a hypothetical alien invasion and asking whether or not the people of Earth are prepared for such a thing.

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